The Winners Of The 2016 NYC Web Fest Have Been Revealed

The third annual NYC Web Fest reveals the festival winners

The winners of the third NYC Web Fest, which took place between 10 – 12 November 2016, have been announced.

Leading the nominations was India’s first same-sex web series “The Other Love Story”, which won one award out of the six nominations; as well as musical comedy “Merce”, which didn’t win any regardless of its own six nominations. Check out the full list of nominations here.

Held at the PIT Loft, the festival showed a total of 96 titles. The judges for the festival included “Major Crimes” star Tony Denison, MuchMusic’s April Day, TDot TV’s Justin Edmead, Big Vision Empty Wallet’s Alex Cirillo & Dani Faith Leonard, filmmaker Xavier Burgin, and BET actor Austen Jaye.

The festival was created by Lauren Atkins, who realised there were no festivals showcasing digital series in New York. Founded in 2014, it’s now in its third year expanding more and more. The slogan of the festival is: “The greatest city in the world celebrates the web”.

The Complete List of Winners at the NYC Web Fest:

Outstanding Achievement in Editing

Gretchen Peterson, Jiwi’s Machines

Outstanding Achievement in Sound

Garret Farrell, Rapt

Outstanding Achievement in Music

Dorothy Wallace, Meet the Ladybugs

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Russell Gleeson, Rapt

Outstanding Achievement in Writing

Katie Maguire, Catherine Callahan, LI Divas

Outstanding Achievement, Animation

chaosmonger studio OÜ, Life Sucks! But at Least I’ve Got Elbows

Original Concept

Elisabeth Durkin, Mathilde Dratwa, Almost Anonymous

Best Supporting Actress

Claire Lovering, The Agent

Best Supporting Actor

Chris Eckert, Empty Space

Best Ensemble Cast

Peter Ferriero, Katie Barbaro, Leon Salem, Chris Rockwell, Sam Kramer, OMG For Pete’s Sake

Best Documentary

Chocolate Films, 1000 Londoners

Best Mystery/Thriller

Tom Francis, Scout

Best Drama

Juan Vasquez, Trap Plane

Best Dramedy

Laura Frenzer, Rohana Kenin, 47 Secrets to A Younger You

Best Comedy

Different Duck Films, Fully Engaged

Special Guest Star

Sherrod Small, LI Divas

Best Actress

Liz Days, Plant

Best Actor

Andreas Damm, The Yearbook

Best Foreign Language Web Series

Fran Estévez, Idiotas

Best International Web Series

Daniel Krige, The Agent

I love NY

Plaid Couch LLC, Sublets

Audience Choice Award

Tru Dot Productions & Indigo7 Productions, Haunted or Hoax

Best Director

Roopa Rao, The Other Love Story

Best Web Series

32nd Street Productions, Lemmings

The festival was a success. The founder of NYC Web Fest, Lauren Atkins, had this to say: “Our goal is to make this festival the premier home for digital producers on an international level. An organic space where creators can showcase their talent, network with other artists, and learn from industry insiders.”

Check out all the winners and more on the website.

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Written by Jonathan Currinn

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